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Our people love a good challenge; they are leading experts in what they do, and add valuable experience and professionalism to Co-PLAN. They are young, energetic, come from diverse backgrounds, and reflect at best Co-PLAN’s values and work philosophy.

If you would like to be considered for a position in Co-PLAN, you can either check for opening posts on a regular basis under this section, or upload send your CV and a brief profile to co-plan@co-plan.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

We Are HIRING!

 

Legal Expert on Employment issues

For the last 3 years Co-PLAN, has been engaged in pushing forward a potential reform on seasonal worker’s issues in Albania, through “Better employment conditions for Seasonal Workers in Albania”, a project financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the GIZ programme “Open Regional Fund for South East Europe – Modernization of Municipal Services”.

The overall objective of the project is to increase seasonal worker’s engagement in the labour market in Albania and provide them with better employment opportunities through an electronic registration system.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities, comprise direct engagement on “Better employment conditions for Seasonal Workers in Albania” project, and focus on the following activities and sub-activities:

  1. Revising and assessing the existing legal framework related to labor market/employment / social insurance/ supervising of labor forces:
  • Analyse/ Update with regards to country specific legal framework on employment issues, by providing an inventory / list of all regulations (must include all specification related to labour law, inspections of works, taxation issues, registration and de-registration legal requirements etc.)
  1. Undertaking legal/administrative – business process analysis
  • Conduct a legal and administrative process “As – Is” Analysis and recommendations for legal development/adaptation (by providing an inventory/list of regulations/bylaws that need to be adopted or changed)

For more information: Legal Expert_TORs

 Applications are accepted until July 25th 2022, 17:00h.

 

IT Expert on Employment Registration Platforms

Main Tasks and Responsibilities, comprise direct engagement on “Better employment conditions for Seasonal Workers in Albania” project, and focus on the following activities and sub-activities:

  1. Mapping and assessing the existing electronic system(s) in place related to labor issues and citizen’s verification:
  • Undertake an initial overview of the existing databases and software / portals – such as those managed by the tax administration, social insurance, business registry and similar which may be of relevance to the future enhancement of the system for seasonal employment of workers (information whether data exists in digital form, can they be exchanged, accessibility of data, etc.)
  • Asses on functionality, effectiveness and existing interconnection among different systems and prepare the (draft) assessment report
  1. Undertaking and draft the business process analysis model
  • Conduct the business process “As – Is” Analysis and recommendations for their development/adaptation (by providing an inventory/list of IT specifications that need to be adopted or changed)

For more information: IT_TORs

 ApplIcations are accepted until July 25th 2022, 17:00h.

 

Stakeholders Engagement and Policy Expert on
Employment issues

Main Tasks and Responsibilities, comprise direct engagement on “Better employment conditions for Seasonal Workers in Albania” project, and focus on the following activities and sub-activities:

  1. Draft Policy paper on Seasonal Worker’s issues in Albania in the perspective of stakeholder’s engagement
  • Draft a policy paper on the necessity of undertaking a Policy on Seasonal Worker’s in Albania
  • Discuss policy arrangements with relevant institutional stakeholder’s in close collaboration with the project team
  1. Discuss Policy views with different stakeholder’s groups (both institutional and non-institutional actors)
  • Organize different focus group discussions and / or interviews with different stakeholder’s in collaboration with the project team
  • Prepare list of recommendations with regards to policy approaches with regard to seasonal worker’s engagement in Albania

For more information: PR_TORs 

Applications are accepted until July 25th 2022, 17:00h.

 

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Environment Expert

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting on Project Implementation and Reporting
  • Assisting on sub-grantee management, capacity building
  • Intermediate knowledge on waste management, alternative fuels, decarbonization.
  • Comfortable with public consultation, presenting and communication
  • Environmental Legislation (National and EU Directives)
  • Should be able to conduct and deliver thematic articles both in Albanian and English regarding recent developments/topic in the realm of environment.
  • Assistance to the research team during site activities and policy writing on themes pertinent to Environment;

For more information: Environment Expert TORs

Applications are accepted until July 7, 2022, 17:00h

 

GIS Expert

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work under the supervision of the head of territorial governance and spatial
    planning unit;
  • Carry out activities related to projects in the field of spatial planning, disaster risk
    reduction, territorial governance; urban resilience
  • Undertake data collection, entry, mining, computation and processing at municipal
    and regional level
  • Undertake advanced GIS spatial analysis of different aspects of territorial
    development at municipal and regional level
  • Work with databases and large datasets for different territorial development issues
  • Conduct advanced GIS modelling and mapping of different spatial and
    environmental planning issues, including natural hazards
  • Provide with cartographic and data outputs to support project development
  • Carry out management of an integrated database system with territorial and nonterritorial data
  • Provide training on basic GIS principles and applications for municipal staff and
    other stakeholders

For more information: GIS Expert TORs

Applications are accepted until July 1, 2022, 17:00h

 

Project Finance Specialist

Co-PLAN is announcing a vacancy for the position of Project Finance Specialist. The Project Finance Specialist will work under the direction of the Head of Finance from whom she/he takes specific tasks.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General Accounting and Bookkeeping.
  • General Administrative Services including Procurement
  • Ensure all financial transactions have the appropriate and required supporting document in compliance Albanian LAW, Co-PLAN policies and procedures, and donor terms and conditions.
  • Ensures accurate and complete accounting entries of all financial transactions on daily basis 
  • Review completeness of supporting documents
  • Ensure timely preparation of disbursement of all payments to suppliers, partners, employees and thirds parties (including tax’s office; social security).
  • Prepare the month end and other organization reports according to agreed upon timelines
  • Ensure that all bank account balances maintained by the organization are properly reconciled with Book Balances.
  • Coordinate and support Finance manager during external and internal audit implementation
  • Performs other tasks (besides those related to finance) that are important to the organization.

For more information: Project Finance Specialist TORs

Applications are accepted until June 30, 2022, 17:00h

 

Research / Data Analyst

Co-PLAN is announcing a vacancy for an Research / Data Analyst in the “Decentralisation and Local Regional Development Unit” (hereinafter the Unit).

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Engage in current projects covered by the Unit, in administrative and content-related tasks;
  • Contribute to the preparation of analyzes, reports, and statistics relevant to the preparation of reports on issues related to local finances, socio-economic analysis, etc.;
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement and enrichment of databases  by maintaining and updating them and the model of their processing;
  • Contribute on the preparation of project-related documents, such as reports, policy briefs, presentations and other written documents;
  • Organise and/or participate in activities (workshops, technical meetings etc.);
  • Contribute to Units research activities (such as desk research, surveys etc.);
  • To help generate visual materials (graphics, informative images, etc.) easily readable and understandable by other people, not in the field.
  • Contribute to the conceptualisation and writing of project proposals regarding Units covered topics.

For more information: Research / Data Analyst TORs

Applications are accepted until August 26, 2022, at 17:00h

 

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Environment Expert

Main Tasks and Responsibilities, comprise direct engagement with Co-PLAN Environment Unit for the implementation of activities and projects, consisting as following:

  • Assisting on Project Implementation and Reporting
  • Assisting on sub-grantee management, capacity building
  • Intermediate knowledge on waste management, alternative fuels, decarbonization.
  • Comfortable with public consultation, presenting and communication
  • Environmental Legislation (National and EU Directives)
  • Should be able to conduct and deliver thematic articles both in Albanian and English regarding recent developments/topic in the realm of environment.
  • Assistance to the research team during site activities and policy writing on themes pertinent to Environment;

For more information: Call for Environmental Expert

Applications are accepted until May 6th 2022, 15:00h.

 

Office Administration and Procurement

Main Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide administrative support during acquisition processes;
  • Provide administrative support related to human recourses management.
  • Provide administrative support in different agreements preparation forms and administrative forms
  • Constant monitoring and evidencing of public or private procurement procedures announced on domestic and foreign platforms;
  • Examine and preparation of documentation according to the Terms of Reference for application in each procurement procedure;
  • Maintaining an efficient documentation and filing system, including hard copies and electronic formats;
  • Update and maintain projects records, assemble, collate, distribute and archive projects information and provide this information upon request;

For more information: Terms of reference office administration and procurement

Applications are accepted until April 30, 2022

 

Spatial Planning Expert

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work under the supervision of the head of territorial governance and spatial planning unit;
  • Carry out activities related to projects in the field of spatial planning, disaster risk reduction, territorial governance; urban resilience
  • Undertake data collection, entry, mining, computation and processing at municipal and regional level
  • Prepare detailed analytical studies for specific issues related to spatial planning, disaster risk reduction, territorial governance; urban resilience
  • Work closely with experts from diverse disciplines to propose realistic spatial recommendations
  • Carry out independent work for site investigation; research and communication with relevant stakeholders
  • Undertake data collection, entry, mining, computation and processing at municipal and regional level on GIS software
  • Undertake advanced GIS spatial analysis of different aspects of territorial development at municipal and regional level

For more information: Spatial Planning Expert Vacancy_Co-PLAN

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Internships at Co-PLAN

Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat and Development successfully collaborates with national and international students and experts from different backgrounds.

Co-PLAN accepts internship applications on a continual basis. To become an intern with us you need to be affiliated to a university programme or academic/development institution, and the internship should preferably be part of your PhD and post-doctoral studies and research. Your application should include (i) a relevant CV, (ii) a cover letter stating your specific interests and objectives and indicative time span of your involvement with us, (iii) a short research proposal describing specific activities intended during the internship, and (iv) a support letter, or documentation that shows the link between your application and relevant study area or research program, from your university or institution. Internships lasting 3-12 months are preferable, but we remain open to evaluating other suggestions. Pay for the duration of the internship is not a guarantee, and funding of research activities is subject to negotiations pertaining to mutual interests.

Before applying, we encourage applicants to consult Co-PLAN’s web-page and our activities in order to familiarize with our work.

Please direct your inquiries, or send your application, with the heading ‘Application for Internship’, to co-plan@co-plan.org.

We appreciate all applications and make a point of getting back as soon as possible.

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